Samer R. NASR, Nazih GHARIOS, Antoine TARABAY
•Objectives : This study screens children in Lebanese schools for potentially lethal inherited arrhythmia’s. Materials and Methods : A total of 1412 electrocardiograms were performed in Lebanese schools (2012-2017) for eighth grade students.The electrocardiograms were performed by volunteers, and totally supported by Mount Lebanon Hospital. The interpretation of the electrocardiograms was done by a clinical cardiac electrologist. Results : One potentially lethal case, highly suspicious for arrhythmical right ventricular cardiomyopathy, was identified. Conclusion : The prevalence of lethal inherited arrhythmia identified by a single ECG in asymptomatic children in Lebanese schools is low.The one life potentially saved was probably worth the effort.
Published on Lebanese Medical Journal VOL67(2): 83-88Leave a reply